Suns to close deals as AFL trades fire up

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Gold Coast are sticking to their guns with Carlton over Jack Martin as the end of the AFL trade period approaches.

The Blues are reluctant to part with a first-round draft pick in a deal for mercurial forward Martin but Suns list manager Craig Cameron is standing firm.

"Carlton are tied up in a few other things but I'm hoping to see a bit of movement on Jack (on Tuesday) but it's a little more complex that one," Cameron told SEN on Tuesday.

"We'd like a little bit more than the future second-round pick, we'd like something that involves a first-round pick."

The Blues secured a fairytale homecoming for Eddie Betts in return for a future fourth-round pick on Monday and are attempting to convince Sydney to part with Tom Papley.

Cameron is hopeful Adelaide's Hugh Greenwood and Geelong's Zac Smith will finalise trades to the Suns by the close of business on Tuesday.

With the trade window set to close at 7.30pm AEDT on Wednesday, several deals continue to be negotiated.

It has been reported that Bradley Hill is set to get his wish to play for St Kilda after Port Adelaide stepped in to break the AFL trade period impasse between Fremantle and the Saints.

Port's pick No.10 is understood to have helped grease the wheels of a complicated trade that will also see Dougal Howard and Paddy Ryder land at St Kilda.

The tense stand-off between Essendon and the Swans over Joe Daniher continues, with the Bombers unimpressed with the offer of picks five and 25 from Sydney.

Adelaide, who appointed Matthew Nicks as their senior coach on Tuesday, are yet to find new a new home for Josh Jenkins, with the Crows still to hammer out deals with the Western Bulldogs for Alex Keath and GWS for Sam Jacobs.

The Dogs are also looking to add Josh Bruce from St Kilda but are yet to agree to terms, with Jack Steven's move to Geelong also up in the air.

James Aish appears headed to Fremantle, with the winger undergoing a medical at the WA club, as Collingwood looks to clear salary cap space to sign Brodie Grundy, Jordan De Goey and Scott Pendlebury to new deals next year.